New York powerhouses State Champs are planting their flag firmly in pop-punk history with their brand new 4th studio album, Kings Of The New Age, out now via Pure Noise Records. The album includes previously released singles “Eventually”, “Everybody But You” (ft. Ben Barlow), “Outta My Head”, and “Just Sound” alongside seven never-before-heard tracks featuring additional guest vocalists Chrissy Costanza, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Four Year Strong.
On the highly anticipated release, the band shares, “Kings of The New Age is our fourth album, the one that we spent the most time on, and the one that makes the biggest statement. After writing over 30 songs, we narrowed it down to 11 that best represent our mission as a band, and sonically, match the energy level we wanted to captivate heading into this new chapter.”
They continue: “Lyrically, KOTNA is a reflection on the past few years during a very weird time. However, it is also a reminder that we’re only here for so long. Although we will always live and learn by trial and error in areas like friendships, family, careers, relationships, etc, there’s no time for toxicity and negativity when a certain opportunity presents itself. Never waste a moment that can be seized. Times are changing, culture is evolving, and we’re happy to provide the soundtrack and let you know that we’re Here To Stay. Welcome to The New Age.“
Alongside the album, State Champs have unveiled a brand-new music video for “Act Like That” featuring Mitchell Tenpenny.Complete with backyard sports, motocross stunts, and a little bit of friendly competition, the new music video encompasses the fun, lighthearted feel of the track itself.
Watch the video for ‘Act Like That’here or by clicking the image below.
“’Act Like That’ is the most ‘out of the box’ song for us on the album,” shares vocalist Derek DiScanio. “We had a lot of fun experimenting with some poppier elements, but it was challenging at first to bring the right level of SC energy to level it out. We hit a moment in the studio when we definitely found that balance, and we’re very excited to share this dance-y, rockin’, lyrically dynamic love song that makes you wanna jump around.”
“For sure one of the craziest videos I’ve ever been a part of!! I grew up playing and loving this style of music,” adds Mitchell Tenpenny. “I’ve been a fan of State Champs for a minute now, so it was a no brainer when I heard the song! I love rock music so much!”
Kings Of The New Age Tracklist
1. Here To Stay
3. Everybody But You (ft. Ben Barlow)
4. Outta My Head
5. Fake It
6. Half Empty (ft. Chrissy Costanza)
7. Just Sound
8. Act Like That (ft. Mitchell Tenpenny)
9. Where Were You
10. Sundress (ft. Four Year Strong)
11. Some Minds Don’t Change
The band are currently on a headline tour of the UK.
You can see the band at the remaining dates:
14th May Glasgow SWG3 Galvenisers
15th May Manchester O2 Ritz
17th May Leeds Beckett Students Union
18th May Birmingham O2 Institute
Tickets on sale now
State Champs has always embraced the idea of getting their music in front of as many people as possible. They aren’t running away from the sound they’ve established; if anything, it’s that scrappy punk spirit that drives them to continue to reach further and further. They’ve done pop arena tours, metal tours; they’ve even played a show on a beach. Wherever they turn up, they are going to be sincere and passionate. They are going to have fun. And moreover, so will you. This is an arena-ready band, capable of moving any kind of crowd, with the heart and soul of DIY freedom.
State Champs is Derek DiScanio (Vocals), Tyler Szalkowski (Guitar), Ryan Scott Graham (Bass) and Evan Ambrosio (Drums).